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New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'

New this week: 'MLK/FBI,' Why Don’t We and 'Prodigal Son'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

AP Exclusive: Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’

LOS ANGELES — Hours after an angry mob of Trump supporters took control of the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection, Selena Gomez laid much of the blame at the feet of Big Tech.
Businessman Frank Giustra's lawsuit against Twitter can proceed in B.C. court: judge

Businessman Frank Giustra's lawsuit against Twitter can proceed in B.C. court: judge

VANCOUVER — A prominent British Columbia businessman and philanthropist's defamation lawsuit against Twitter Inc. can proceed in a court in the province, a judge has ruled.
Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

Skylar Astin finds new notes to hit on ‘Zoey’s Playlist’

NEW YORK — By page two of the pilot script for NBC's “ Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,” Skylar Astin knew he wanted the role of Max Richman.
Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

Philip J. Smith, who led Shubert Organization, dies at 89

NEW YORK — Philip J. Smith, who rose from box office treasurer at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway to chairman and co-CEO of the theatrical giant Shubert Organization, has died from complications from COVID-19, according to his daughters. He was 89.
In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

In mandate letter, PM tells Freeland to spend on temporary measures until crisis ends

OTTAWA — Emergency spending to deal with the COVID-19 crisis must not outlast the pain it's meant to salve, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instructed Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in a newly released mandate letter.
New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

New Brunswick premier to appoint two commissioners to review Official Languages Act

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says he will appoint two commissioners to undertake a review of the province's Official Languages Act.
Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Review: 'Locked Down' mirrors our quarantine experiences

Doug Liman's “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful.
Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New NASCAR team Trackhouse Racing has brought entertainer Pitbull on as an ownership partner for an organization making its debut next month at the Daytona 500.
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre.